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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

El Reg: Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.

How the Linux Kernel is Like an Open Source Turducken

Linux.com: When looking out at the Linux and greater Open Source world, examples of “coopetition” stretch out to the horizon.

OpenBSD Sponsors Work For Better Browser Security

Phoronix: The OpenBSD Foundation is supporting work to adapt at least one web browser's JIT engine to support OpenBSD's "Write Xor Execute" policy for system memory.

Why large companies use open source ERP

 opensource.com: In many cases, when you are implementing an open source ERP system for a large organization, a new interface shell is created outside of the core system to meet the business needs

IBM DB2 Installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

 nextstep4IT: IBM DB2 is a next generation data platform for transactional and analytical operations.

How to make your bash prompts more useful and interesting

 ITworld: Had enough of $ and #? You can make your bash prompts far more interesting and likely a lot more useful by customizing them.

Ubuntu MATE Donates Money to a Project That Helped Them with Features

 softpedia: There was quite a furious debate in the Linux community about what the elementary OS devs said about financial contributions from the community.

Firefox OS heading for Africa -- and the U.S. too

 LinuxGizmos: Orange announced a $40 "Klif" Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it???s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones.

How Could VARs Use the $89 Ubuntu Linux Symple PC?

 The VAR Guy: The founder of the Symple PC, an $89 computer that runs Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 and is built from recycled hardware, envisions the device as a key part of VAR services.

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Bard To The Future, And My Brutally Honest Look At This Platformer

Weirdest setting for a game ever award goes to Bard to the Future, a new platformer now available on Linux. I take my usual look to tell you what to do with your wallets.

Unreal Tournament Has Come A Long Way, New Beautiful Map Included

The new free Unreal Tournament has come a long way in a short time, and it’s getting better with each new release!

The Funding Crowd 42

Finally we come to issue #42, which seems an appropriate occasion to come clean and confess that we are not really The Funding Crowd, but merely A Funding Crowd. Didn't you hear that we come in six-packs?

DRM Free Games Sales Orgy With GOG's Double Insomnia Promo

Since earlier yesterday and till next Friday a new Insomnia Promo is taking place at GOG.com, the first one since this store started supporting Linux.

Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

GOL Survey Results: February

The results for the February survey are now available for you to take a look at and compare with results from previous months.

Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

Unreal Engine Is Now Free, Including Access To The Source Code

Today became a pretty good day to be a developer! Unreal Engine has dropped the monthly subscription, so anyone can jump in and tinker!

Trine 3 Announcement And Trailer Analysis

Finnish developer Frozenbyte has today announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, a third game in their award winning Trine series.

HTC & Valve Announce The HTC RE Vive

Well that was unexpected, Valve and HTC have announced a joint venture at the Mobile World Congress! Introducing the HTC Re Vive headset.

New Linux Gaming Survey For March

The new GOL survey for March is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.

Airships: Conquer The Skies Released On Steam For Linux, It’s Fun

Airships is a very interesting indie game that has just released on Steam for Linux, and it’s already impressing me. You are tasked with designing a steampunk airship, and taking over AI kingdoms.

Mussel, A Free Underwater Shooter, Synced To A Single Killer Chiptune Track

Today's boredom buster is Mussel, a highly interesting, and well executed retro looking arcade shooter, and the music is great too.

‘VULKAN’ Could Possibly Be The Official Name Of The OpenGL Successor

It seems a recent trademark request from 'The Khronos Group Inc.' includes a new API named ‘VULKAN’.

Ars Technica On The State Of Linux Gaming

I, amongst others like Icculus and Aspyr, had the pleasure of speaking to Kyle Orland from Ars about the past, present and future of Linux gaming.